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Topic: Fiber Friday - July 23, 2010  (Read 2775 times)
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« on: July 23, 2010 02:03:17 PM »

Wow! It's already 2pm here, and no fiber friday...  Cry   but never fear! I'm here!

100% Merino
236 yards
Dyed naturally with Logwood chips
Singles spun on my drop spindle and then plied on my wheel

(not sure of fiber, got it from a grab bag on Etsy)
118 yards (the most I've ever spun on a drop spindle! woot!)

I hope people come out from behind their wheels and post some yarns!  Wink


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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010 02:31:39 PM »

Your yarns look nice.

Sorry no yarn again this week, I'm about halfway thru 5.9 oz of some Ashland Bay merino.  It's taking forever to spin but I keep having spinners ADD lol, I have multiple SIP's lol.

« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010 02:55:25 PM »

Beautiful! I love the logwood yarn!

This isn't recent, but I haven't shown it off on Craftster before, and because I'm preparing for a move, I can't do much in the way of making right now anyway.

But here's a ball of singles, spun on a drop spindle, from roving purchased from The Dyeing Arts.   I believe it's Merino, but I've lost the tag and have forgotten specifically.

Disclaimer: this is not actually the yarn I'm weaving with.  This is the same roving spun into a much finer yarn.  I tend to spin for the joy of it, without a specific project in mind, so I frequently end up with smallish quantities of nifty handspun.

This is my grandmother's loom, which I mostly just love showing off.

This is the warp, wound from two balls handspun singles purchased from Knitspin on Etsy.  Each ball had a long, irregular variegation; one was mostly blue and purple, the other mostly magenta. 

Finally, here's the beginning of the weaving.  You can see I started with a birdseye twill, but I decided it was too busy, what with the variegation in both warp and weft, so I switched to a straight 2/2 twill. 

You can also see the weight of the weft I'm actually using, which was also spun on a drop spindle.  In fact, I've now used up that entire shuttle and have had to spin more of approximately the same weight to continue weaving.

It's about half done, now, and the project is now (unfortunately) on hold until after I've moved (September, some time)
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010 05:57:44 AM »

ShoelessJane your weaving looks so beautiful. The colors twinkle woven with each other.

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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2010 08:01:38 AM »

Oh wow!
.:dollface:.- Nice going! that second yarn, the 118yard one, singles or 2 ply?

ShoelessJane- The weaving looks beautiful. That pattern really works well with the yarns.

No stuff from me for now. Just got my first wheel (second hand ashford traditional <3) so i'm still working out what's what with it. I'll try and get pics of the yarns I've done posted over the next couple of days though.

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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2010 12:16:16 PM »

Logwood rocks! It is my most favorite natural dye for sure. I am posting tardy but this is some roving I got in a swap from our pal UntouchableFace. It was 2 oz of dyed by her BFL. Loved it!
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Totally bright pink and green. Steamed it to block it. Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2010 02:16:17 AM »

Rather late, but ah well. My third attempt on a wheel- slowly getting better Cheesy

and a close-up

All of it (unknown yardage) has gone to bfs' mum who taught me how to use her spinning wheel Smiley  100% merino about 13 or 14 wpi

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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2010 07:15:21 AM »

Thanks everyone

Azzarath - the 2nd one is a lace weight single, not sure the WPI.

ShoelessJane - Nice weaving! the colors are great!

Cheyenneswthrt07 - i hate having spinners ADD, but it's hard not to when you can buy/make so many beautiful colors!


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